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brain tumor spectroscopy

Chloé Najac, Sabrina M Ronen
Metabolic reprogramming is an important hallmark of cancer. Alterations in many metabolic pathways support the requirement for cellular building blocks that are essential for cancer cell proliferation. This metabolic reprogramming can be imaged using magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS). H MRS can inform on alterations in the steady-state levels of cellular metabolites, but the emergence of hyperpolarized C MRS has now also enabled imaging of metabolic fluxes in real-time, providing a new method for tumor detection and monitoring of therapeutic response...
October 2016: Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging: TMRI
Lara A Brandão, Mauricio Castillo
Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (H-MRS) may be helpful in suggesting tumor histology and tumor grade and may better define tumor extension and the ideal site for biopsy compared with conventional magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. A multifunctional approach with diffusion-weighted imaging, perfusion-weighted imaging, and permeability maps, along with H-MRS, may enhance the accuracy of the diagnosis and characterization of brain tumors and estimation of therapeutic response. Integration of advanced imaging techniques with conventional MR imaging and the clinical history help to improve the accuracy, sensitivity, and specificity in differentiating tumors and nonneoplastic lesions...
November 2016: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America
O Rapalino, E M Ratai
Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) is a magnetic resonance-based imaging modality that allows noninvasive sampling of metabolic changes in normal and abnormal brain parenchyma. MRS is particularly useful in the differentiation of developmental or non-neoplastic disorders from neoplastic processes. MRS is also useful during routine imaging follow-up after radiation treatment or during antiangiogenic treatment and for predicting outcomes and treatment response. The objective of this article is to provide a concise but thorough review of the basic physical principles, important applications of MRS in brain tumor imaging, and future directions...
November 2016: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America
Marc C Mabray, Soonmee Cha
This article presents a summary of advanced MR imaging techniques and their use in the evaluation of patients with brain tumors. It reviews diffusion-weighted imaging, diffusion-tensor imaging, T2* susceptibility-sensitive imaging, MR spectroscopy, MR perfusion, and functional MR imaging, and discusses their current roles in the evaluation of patients with brain tumors.
November 2016: Neuroimaging Clinics of North America
Katharina Koch, Rudolf Hartmann, Friederike Schröter, Abigail Kora Suwala, Donata Maciaczyk, Andrea Caroline Krüger, Dieter Willbold, Ulf Dietrich Kahlert, Jaroslaw Maciaczyk
Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most malignant brain tumor with very limited therapeutic options. Standard multimodal treatments, including surgical resection and combined radio-chemotherapy do not target the most aggressive subtype of glioma cells, brain tumor stem cells (BTSCs). BTSCs are thought to be responsible for tumor initiation, progression, and relapse. Furthermore, they have been associated with the expression of mesenchymal features as a result of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) thereby inducing tumor dissemination and chemo resistance...
September 29, 2016: Oncotarget
Katie Spalding, Ruth Board, Timothy Dawson, Michael D Jenkinson, Matthew J Baker
INTRODUCTION: Spectroscopic and spectrometric analysis of biological samples is regarded as quick, cost effective, easy to operate, and spectroscopic sample preparation involves minimal sample preparation. RESULTS: Techniques like infrared (IR) spectroscopy, surface-enhanced laser desorption/ionization (SELDI)-mass spectroscopy (MS), and matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) -MS could enable early diagnosis of cancer, disease monitoring, and assessment of treatment responses allowing refinement, if required...
September 2016: Brain and Behavior
Simona Gaudino, Rosellina Russo, Tommaso Verdolotti, Massimo Caulo, Cesare Colosimo
INTRODUCTION: Advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques is an umbrella term that includes diffusion (DWI) and diffusion tensor (DTI), perfusion (PWI), spectroscopy (MRS), and functional (fMRI) imaging. These advanced modalities have improved the imaging of brain tumors and provided valuable additional information for treatment planning. Despite abundant literature on advanced MRI techniques in adult brain tumors, few reports exist for pediatric brain ones, potentially because of technical challenges...
October 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
Gaurav Verma, Suyash Mohan, MacLean P Nasrallah, Steven Brem, John Y K Lee, Sanjeev Chawla, Sumei Wang, Rajakumar Nagarajan, M Albert Thomas, Harish Poptani
BACKGROUND: Mutations in the isocitrate dehydrogenase enzyme are present in a majority of lower-grade gliomas and secondary glioblastomas. This mis-sense mutation results in the neomorphic reduction of isocitrate dehydrogenase resulting in an accumulation of the "oncometabolite" 2-hydroxyglutarate (2HG). Detection of 2HG can thus serve as a surrogate biomarker for these mutations, with significant translational implications including improved prognostication. Two dimensional localized correlated spectroscopy (2D L-COSY) at 7T is a highly-sensitive non-invasive technique for assessing brain metabolism...
2016: Journal of Translational Medicine
Antonella Castellano, Andrea Falini
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is routinely employed in the diagnosis and clinical management of brain tumors. This review provides an overview of the advancements in the field of MRI, with a particular focus on the quantitative assessment by advanced physiological magnetic resonance techniques in light of the new molecular classification of brain tumor. RECENT FINDINGS: Understanding how molecular phenotypes of brain tumors are reflected in noninvasive imaging is the goal of radiogenomics, which aims at determining the association between imaging features and molecular markers in neuro-oncology...
November 2016: Current Opinion in Oncology
A Einstien, Rahul A Virani
INTRODUTION: Spatially resolved metabolic data obtained from Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy ((1)H MRS) provides information which increases the diagnostic accuracy of imaging sequences in predicting the histology of suprasellar tumors. AIM: To evaluate the role of (1)H MRS in the diagnosis of various suprasellar tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty cases of various suprasellar, hypothalamic and third ventricular neoplasms were investigated with long-echo single voxel (1)H -MRS using 1...
July 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
P Maingon
The concept of image-guided radiotherapy benefits from the development of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) associated with different capacities of tissue analyses such as spectroscopy or diffusion analysis. The production of devices allowing the repositioning of patients through MRI represents a strong added value without delivering any additional dose to the patient while the optimization of the adaptative strategies are facilitated by a better contrast of the soft tissues compared to the scanner. The advantages of MRI are well demonstrated for brain tumours, head and neck carcinomas, pelvic tumors, mediastinal malignancies, gastrointestinal tract diseases...
October 2016: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
Sayuri Yamaguchi, Yasuko Fukushi, Oichi Kubota, Takeaki Itsuji, Toshihiko Ouchi, Seiji Yamamoto
The origin of the differences in the refractive index observed between normal and tumor tissues using terahertz spectroscopy has been described quantitatively. To estimate water content differences in tissues, we prepared fresh and paraffin-embedded samples from rats. An approximately 5% increase of water content in tumor tissues was calculated from terahertz time domain spectroscopy measurements compared to normal tissues. A greater than 15% increase in percentage of cell nuclei per unit area in tumor tissues was observed by hematoxylin and eosin stained samples, which generates a higher refractive index of biological components other than water...
September 21, 2016: Physics in Medicine and Biology
Xiaojuan Deng, Jingqin Fang, Qingya Luo, Haipeng Tong, Weiguo Zhang
BACKGROUND: Ganglioneuroma is a rare benign tumor originating from the sympathetic nerves, and its origination from the trigeminal nerves is even rarer. Only 4 cases of ganglioneuroma originating from the trigeminal nerve have previously been reported, and these studies only reported conventional MRI manifestations. To our knowledge, the advanced MRI features of trigeminal ganglioneuroma have not been reported thus far. CASE PRESENTATION: This study reports a case of trigeminal ganglioneuroma in the left cerebellopontine angle...
2016: BMC Cancer
Peter Raab, Ulrich Pilatus, Elke Hattingen, Kea Franz, Elvis Hermann, Friedhelm E Zanella, Heinrich Lanfermann
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the spectroscopic pattern of gliosarcomas for differentiation from glioblastomas or metastases. METHODS: H-nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopic intermediate echo time data of 5 patients with histologically proven gliosarcomas were compared with data of 17 metastases and 54 glioblastomas. Specialized H-NMR spectroscopy analysis software was used offline. Lipid and macromolecular resonances between 0.9 ppm and 1.4 ppm were compared besides the main metabolites using the Mann-Whitney U test...
September 2016: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Kejia Cai, Rong-Wen Tain, Xiaohong Joe Zhou, Frederick C Damen, Alessandro M Scotti, Hari Hariharan, Harish Poptani, Ravinder Reddy
PURPOSE: Creatine (Cr) is a major metabolite in the bioenergetic system. Measurement of Cr using conventional MR spectroscopy (MRS) suffers from low spatial resolution and relatively long acquisition times. Creatine chemical exchange saturation transfer (CrCEST) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an emerging molecular imaging method for tissue Cr measurements. Our previous study showed that the CrCEST contrast, obtained through multicomponent Z-spectral fitting, was lower in tumors compared to normal brain, which further reduced with tumor progression...
August 19, 2016: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
Brandy Broadbent, James Tseng, Rachel Kast, Thomas Noh, Michelle Brusatori, Steven N Kalkanis, Gregory W Auner
Surgical excision of brain tumors provides a means of cytoreduction and diagnosis while minimizing neurologic deficit and improving overall survival. Despite advances in functional and three-dimensional stereotactic navigation and intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging, delineating tissue in real time with physiological confirmation is challenging. Raman spectroscopy is a promising investigative and diagnostic tool for neurosurgery, which provides rapid, non-destructive molecular characterization in vivo or in vitro for biopsy, margin assessment, or laboratory uses...
August 13, 2016: Journal of Neuro-oncology
Sergej M Ostojic, Jelena Ostojic, Patrik Drid, Milan Vranes, Pavle Jovanov
OBJECTIVE: Guanidinoacetic acid (GAA) is an experimental dietary additive that might act as a creatine source in tissues with high-energy requirements. In this case study, we evaluated brain levels of creatine in white matter, gray matter, cerebellum, and thalamus during 8 wk oral GAA administration in five healthy men and monitored the prevalence and severity of side effects of the intervention. METHODS: Volunteers were supplemented daily with 36 mg/kg body weight (BW) of GAA for the first 4 wk of the intervention; afterward GAA dosage was titrated ≤60 mg/kg BW of GAA daily...
June 8, 2016: Nutrition
Sayuri Yamaguchi, Yasuko Fukushi, Oichi Kubota, Takeaki Itsuji, Toshihiko Ouchi, Seiji Yamamoto
Tumor imaging by terahertz spectroscopy of fresh tissue without dye is demonstrated using samples from a rat glioma model. The complex refractive index spectrum obtained by a reflection terahertz time-domain spectroscopy system can discriminate between normal and tumor tissues. Both the refractive index and absorption coefficient of tumor tissues are higher than those of normal tissues and can be attributed to the higher cell density and water content of the tumor region. The results of this study indicate that terahertz technology is useful for detecting brain tumor tissue...
2016: Scientific Reports
Zhongxu An, Sandeep K Ganji, Vivek Tiwari, Marco C Pinho, Toral Patel, Samuel Barnett, Edward Pan, Bruce E Mickey, Elizabeth A Maher, Changho Choi
PURPOSE: To test the efficacy of triple-refocusing MR spectroscopy (MRS) for improved detection of 2-hydroxyglutarate (2HG) in brain tumors at 3T in vivo. METHODS: The triple-refocusing sequence parameters were tailored at 3T, with density-matrix simulations and phantom validation, for enhancing the 2HG 2.25-ppm signal selectivity with respect to the adjacent resonances of glutamate (Glu), glutamine (Gln), and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). In vivo MRS data were acquired from 15 glioma patients and analyzed with LCModel using calculated basis spectra...
July 25, 2016: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
Ching-Hsiang Fan, Yu-Hang Cheng, Chien-Yu Ting, Yi-Ju Ho, Po-Hung Hsu, Hao-Li Liu, Chih-Kuang Yeh
One of the greatest challenges in the deployment of chemotherapeutic drugs against brain tumors is ensuring that sufficient drug concentrations reach the tumor, while minimizing drug accumulation at undesired sites. Recently, injection of therapeutic agents following blood-brain barrier (BBB) opening by focused ultrasound (FUS) with microbubbles (MBs) has been shown to enhance drug delivery in targeted brain regions. Nevertheless, the distribution and quantitative deposition of agents delivered to the brain are still hard to estimate...
2016: Theranostics
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